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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2012
  • pp: 763–770

Super deep 3D images from a 3D omnifocus video camera

Keigo Iizuka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 6, pp. 763-770 (2012)

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When using stereographic image pairs to create three-dimensional (3D) images, a deep depth of field in the original scene enhances the depth perception in the 3D image. The omnifocus video camera has no depth of field limitations and produces images that are in focus throughout. By installing an attachment on the omnifocus video camera, real-time super deep stereoscopic pairs of video images were obtained. The deeper depth of field creates a larger perspective image shift, which makes greater demands on the binocular fusion of human vision. A means of reducing the perspective shift without harming the depth of field was found.

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OCIS Codes
(040.7290) Detectors : Video
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing
(150.6044) Machine vision : Smart cameras

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2011
Published: February 17, 2012

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Keigo Iizuka, "Super deep 3D images from a 3D omnifocus video camera," Appl. Opt. 51, 763-770 (2012)

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